The Anatomy of a Good Apology

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How often do you apologize in your marriage? We believe that having a repentant heart and apologizing to our spouse is one of the best ways to fight for our marriage. A good apology will break down walls of pride, strengthen a marriage, and bring unity–it’s one of the best ways to fight for your marriage!
 

Main points:

[0:14] We have to recognize that we committed an offense against our spouse

[1:47] The most important part of an apology is the phrase “Will you forgive me?”

[2:38] Take responsibility, own what you can, and have a repentant heart

[2:55] Wanting to humble ourselves and wanting to be better for our spouse and our marriage is really important.

[3:20] An apology will bring understanding

[3:25] If we don’t apologize, if we don’t ask for forgiveness, then we are building up walls of pride.

[3:40] Resentment and bitterness will fester if there isn’t a repentant heart on both sides

[4:15] Recognize your part (what you did wrong), and ask for forgiveness.

[5:18] An apology will bring unity

Links:

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